Defense has Lynx rolling into Game 2
Minnesota's play on the pick-and-roll kept Phoenix's offensive weapons at bay
Coming into Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the main storyline was how the Phoenix Mercury were a completely different defensive team under Russ Pennell. The numbers supported that; opponents shot 44 percent from the field pre-Pennell and 39 percent with him.
But prior to the game, Cheryl Reeve talked to her Minnesota Lynx about "changing the narrative." She felt her team's defense was being overlooked, even though it was third in points per game allowed and second in field ...
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2013 WNBA PLAYOFFS
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